Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
's girlfriend regina butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. >> the person we have in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. what were the people that were with him doing? trying to exploit him financially? trying to target him? >> reporter: jacobson went missing in february and police were looking for his girlfriend in the first place. this morning we're working to confirm regina butler is in fact the person san jose police currently have in custody. the other unanswered question this morning is when was jacobson killed? officials say the medical examiner's office will be able to answer that question and one final thing to think about is that we're in the ninth week of 2013. this is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. live in san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thanks, marla. >>> 6:15 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. firefighters say the popular chez panisse in berkeley will be closed for some time after a big-time fire breaks out at the building overnight. crews say that damage is extensive but most
Mar 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
this woman, 47-year-old regina butler. the granddaughter says she is a homeless alcoholic drug addicted prostitute who was stealing the victim's social security checks for more than a year. christina knew she would be coming back to the apartment and had everyone on the lookout. >> my phone rang three times. the office rang three times. i was here within 8 minutes and i chased her down and kept her here until the place came. >> sam suffered from dementia and told everyone butler was his girlfriend. warned multiple times that the woman was not welcome. when she kept coming, stan got an eviction notices and they think that's when she killed him. >> he was a senior and he was used and abused. it's a sad situation. >> we asked the victim's granddaughter what she wants to happen to the suspect at the time. she said that she'll loaf that leave that up to the court. >> the granddaughter proved to be quite the investigator, it seems. >> yeah, she got a couple tips from social media. she followed up, found a suspect at a gas station and at a bank and changed the locks here and monitoring
Mar 8, 2013 4:00am PST
and kept her here until the police came. >> 47-year-old regina butler has confessed to the killing, police say. >>> a lion escaped his feeding cage before killing an intern at a fresno county animal park. 4-year-old diana hanson died instantly, the 24-year-old died when the lion broke her net at cat haven in dunlap. the lion lifted a gate on the cage while hanson was cleaning the la
Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
found his body in his apartment. officers arrested a woman named regina butler in the case. police don't know how long his body was in the apartment. >> time is now 5:37. venezuela is holding a state funeral for the late president hugo chavez. he died tuesday at the age of 58 but the people of venezuela will still be able to see him. like other revolutionaries like the soviet founder, chavez's body will be embalmed and placed on permanent display in a glass tomb near the palace. at the funeral includes the includes the irania leader and new york democratic congressman gregory meeks. >> more than 8,000 people gathered for the public memorial for detective elizabeth butler and lawrence butch baker in san jose. it has touched people from all across the bay area. this was the scene yesterday as more than 150 people crowded on to the main street overpass many were overcome we motion as they watch the procession as it traveled from santa cruz to san jose. >> the life of those lost, to be here in person. >> my brother and sister were all in law enforcement and public service. heavy day today.
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
his 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler confessed to the killing. >>> this is the day san jose officials plan to close a homeless camp. warnings went out several days ago that about 100 homeless people had to leave. the camp is on underdeveloped parkland near the guadalupe river. the city will help the homeless find shelter and a place to store their belongings as they move them out of there. >>> we have your weather and your traffic on this friday coming up. >>> good morning. the counter commute eastbound 4 approaching loveridge eastbound highway 4, and westbound is pretty backed up as well coming off the antioch bridge. in pacifica, sharp park road and college road overturn injury crash. use highway 1. and outside here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are looking good heading into san francisco. here's lawrence. >> do you have the need for speed? how about coming down to the irace center in fremont. they have a new state-of-the- art facility just opening up today. hey, folks, the weather big changes expected as we are g
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am PST
a woman named regina butler has been arrested in the case. >> there was speculation she was involved in prostitution, that she may have been trying to exploit hifinancially. we don't know. >> his friends remember him for the magic tricks he could do. >>> detectives also now say another fatal stabbing in san jose was not gang related. the victim a man in his early 20s was found in guadalupe oak grove park wednesday afternoon. police say they hope to soon release his name. so far they don't have a motive or any suspects. >> the conclave to elect a new pope could start monday. the last of the 115 voting cardinals have arrived in vatican city. we are live in rome with the important announcement that comes down in two and a half hours. >> reporter: right. good morning. to you. in two and a half hours the cardinals will vote basically for when to begin the conclave. that secret election to pick a new pope. we should know what the resuddenlies are of that election and when it'll begin later today. before the conclave they will died how much longer they want to continue the preconclave mee
Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
now -- two suspects are in custody linked to two murders in the last few days. police arrested regina butler in connection to a murder of 69-year-old -- stanley jacobson. police say, at some point over the last few weeks, jacobson must've shown up at his apartment without anyone noticing. and was killed. today -- police describe how jacobson's body was discovered. the victim's body this is a photo of the victim -- 69-year-old stanley jacobson -- >> yesterday, the granddaughter expressed that the girl friend was here. she responded. they contacted the suspect. and installed on calling police. and said let us go inside and wait. while she was inside the apartment we located the body. >> pam: jacobson, who suffered from dementia-- went missing back in early february. >> this man. is accused of a stabbing another man to death. vincent gallegos is facing murder charges. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc7 news. the victim -- in his twenties, was found near guadalupe oak grove park. on wednesday. it's not yet known what led up to the incident nor the motive. >> is this a
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. this woman regina butler. is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in his apartment. this was the scene thursday hilltop manor senior home. from dementia-- went missing in early february. police say at some point over the last few weeks, he showed up without anyone noticing. and was killed. this marked san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >> here's a story we can guarantee to tell you about once a year. it's nearly time for clocks to "spring forward". daylight savings starts at 2 a-m sunday, so make sure to sleep tonight. you'll lose an hour of shut- eye, but. look at the bright side: the time change means warmer days of spring and summer, are on the way. of sleep back - you'll have to wait awhile. daylight saving time ends >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it where seconds as the clear by late morning hours. a: a breezy out there but it will be a beautiful day. still a little bit chilly and the north bay, upper thirties' their parian spheres ahead forties' along the eastern shores. lotus mid-40s in the south bay.